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Pope lists priorities for theological study

May 10, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: At a May 10 audience with members of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology (a group known by the unfortunate acronym INSECT), Pope Francis suggested three guidelines for theology today: a creative fidelity to tradition, a cross-disciplinary approach, and a collegial style.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 14, 2024 12:50 PM ET USA

    "Creative fidelity to tradition"? Assuming he is referring to the Apostolic Tradition, fidelity without adjectives should be sufficient. "Creative fidelity" sounds like walking the razor's edge again: bending the application of the Tradition so far as is needed to accommodate every sort of innovation. Why not just try teaching how to live the actual faith, not a political caricature of it, by teaching it the way our ancestors taught it? Why work so hard to try to accommodate it to the world?

  • Posted by: feedback - May. 10, 2024 2:41 PM ET USA

    In my opinion, the acronym and the buzz words go hand in hand.